After I came across several fan forums for Trader Joe's food stores (TJ), I made it my prerogative to visit the place. Considering that the nearest store is about 4 hours away, it was very special for me when I visited the store. I visited TJ at Wayne, PA during the memorial day weekend when I was coming back from New Jersey. It was a shopping spree for me. I hoard stuff like crazy and my pantry is bulging at the seams now. The experience is great compared to visiting the rip-off Whole Foods. It is good and all that- but it leaves your wallet less bulky...
Simmer sauces, dips and apple butter
More simmer sauces, tapenade, (smoky)smoky black bean dip
We bought so many healthy snacks (including **wink, wink -cookies**) and they taste great. I did not get the same experience with snacks from Whole Foods. But truly, I am thankful they have a store in Pittsburgh, when many popular gourmet chain stores shun our area.
Salted edamame, peanut butter filled pretzels, graham animal crackers, chocolate orange fingers, Kona coffee white chocolate macadamia cookies...
Fat free nori rice crackers
The nori rice crackers are very good especially if you like the nori part of a sushi like I do.